Aerial view of Student Union and Fine Arts Center buildings

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Northeastern Illinois University Department of World Languages and Cultures and the Polish and European Academic Center for Exchange & Research will host the Kosciuszko Foundation (KF) Lecture, “News from the Regenerative Medicine,” by KF fellow Anna Domaszewska-Szostek of the Department of Human Epigenetics, Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland.

The event, scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in Student Union Room 214, is free and open to the public.

This presentation will focus on currently available cell-based therapies, innovations in scaffold materials and new solutions for 3-D bio-printing, as well as the challenges and the future of the field of regenerative medicine.

Domaszewska-Szostek’s research interests are focused on skin regeneration and aging. Her scientific achievements have been recognized nationally and internationally through multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences. In 2015, she was jointly awarded a research fellowship by the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Polish-American Medical Society to join Maria Siemionow’s laboratory in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Siemionow, renowned surgeon and president of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, will introduce the lecture. In 2008, she led the team of surgeons that performed the first near-total face transplant in the United States at the Cleveland Clinic.

Anna Domaszewska-Szostek